Situated around 25 minutes from Auckland by ferry, Rangitoto is the largest and youngest island in the Auckland volcanic field. It erupted in the sea in a series of explosions around 600 years ago, and is now extinct. The island is uninhabited and is a favourite destination for hikers, trekkers and explorers. Many people also go to the island on a guided kayaking adventure trip.
One of the most stunning locations in Auckland, New Zealand, Rangitoto Island offers you a communion with nature. Due to this, Rangitoto Island is a popular attraction to visit. Although you can explore this attraction on your own, it is always better to book tickets for Rangitoto Island tours with us for a better experience. From Rangitoto Island tickets to transport, we arrange everything for you. If you buy tickets for Rangitoto Island tours in time, chances are that you might get Rangitoto Island ticket prices at discounted rates. Getting tickets for Rangitoto Island was never that easy!
- The Rangitoto Island is a pest free island. Kindly check your bags, clothing and shoes for seeds, dirt, any insects or skinks, mice and rats before travelling to the island.
- No restaurants present on the island. Carry sufficient food and snacks with you.
- Limited drinking water. Carrying your own water bottles in advised.
- Don't forget to wear a cap/hat and comfortable walking shoes.
- Littering on the island is a punishable offence.
Ferry Ticket Prices:
- Adult $30
- Child $15
- Family $75
- A day time visit to this island is recommended.
Ferries leave from the Auckland ferry terminal at the below timings:
- Monday to Friday 9:15 am, 10:30 am, 12:15 pm, 1:30 pm.
- Saturdays, Sunday and Public Holidays 7:30 am, 9:15 am, 10:30 am, 12:15 pm, and 1:30 pm.
- Ferries leave from the Rangitoto Wharf at the below timings: Monday to Sunday and public holidays 12:45 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm.
- Ferry from Auckland Ferry Terminal
- No eateries on the island. Carrying snacks with you is advised.
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77.92% of people who visit Auckland include Rangitoto Island in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
35.77% of people start their Rangitoto Island visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Rangitoto Island
62.99% of people prefer walking in order to reach Rangitoto Island
Took our one year old up the walking track. Hard work carrying the baby, but well worth it at the top. Ferry crossing was smooth and the coffee at the on board cafe was good, which was a pleasant surprise.
We took off from home at 5:45 am (October) with 2 kids (3&6 yo) to get the CHEAPER early bird tickets but when we get to the ferry terminal, they said they are not selling early bird tickets anymore. It was annoying to pay 1.5 times what we thought we should pay for. And then the island itself was pretty scenic, especially the volcanic residues which was very new to me. Also, on the summit it had a very beautiful view of the ocean. But the walking track to the summit was quit tricky. Me and my 3 yo boy fell a few times and I saw some other people falling as well. I think the reason was plenty of small round rocks on the track that was like the Tom and Jerry cartoon, rolling under your feet and make you lose your balance. Overall it is good to go there once but I will not go back as it was too challenging for me. And my tip is that although they are not selling early bird tickets anymore, it is a good idea to go there early in the morning. First, you can see more birds; and second, the weather is cool when you are going up the summit and it is not that hot by the time you are coming back.
Amazing but not as good as Waheikie Island
Very important tip: Take the earliest ferry you can. The island gets very crowded and the wildlife hides. While the summit is a worthy goal, give yourself time to explore more of the island. There is a side trip to the caves, and other trails to explore.
This is an outstanding place to visit. Take the tractor driven tour to the top of the volcanic mountain. Spectaculular views everywhere. Unususal flora unique to this island.